A trip to Tacoma might be the perfect Seattle Staycation for local families


June 23, 2016 by Terumi

Tacoma with kids in an electric car

How lucky are we in the Pacific Northwest to have so many fabulous places to visit within decent driveable distances? …
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A new sweet treat in Pike Place Market (Choukette, Seattle)


June 16, 2016 by Terumi

A Pike Place Market bakery near Billie the Pig

Every week I head to Pike Place Market and every week I could probably go to the same spots and …
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10 last minute Father’s Day Gifts from Seattle and Beyond on a Monday


June 13, 2016 by Terumi

Toolbox for dads from Trusco

As a notorious procrastinator I’ve learned that sometimes you find the best things if you wait until the last minute.  We …
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Why Hong Kong Disneyland Might be a Good Idea for Your Family


June 10, 2016 by Terumi

Castle at Hong Kong Disneyland

As a family travel blogger it’s hard to admit that my husband is a little Disney-hesitant.  He would much rather …
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A simple Father’s Day idea near Seattle with Western Chief


June 6, 2016 by Terumi

Finding frogs in Snoqualmie Pass hiking with kids

I am not always good at celebrating the people I love most on birthdays or greeting card days.  I tend …
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Why visiting ART of the Brick is a good idea for families


June 4, 2016 by Terumi

Art of the Brick at the Pacific Science Center in SEattle

Remember when Lego used to be only bricks?  I didn’t have a ton of it as a kid but I …
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Getting my Christmas pj’s a little early this year (Seattle Premium Outlets)


June 2, 2016 by Terumi

Hanna Andersson Christmas pjs

Every year I buy the kids Hanna Andersson pjs to wear for Christmas.  They are the perfect pj’s.  We’ve had elf …
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A savory crumpet in the market (The Crumpet Shop, Seattle)


June 1, 2016 by Terumi

Crumpet shop in pike place market

Technically I’ve been to the Crumpet Shop in Pike Place Market before so it isn’t totally a place I haven’t been in …
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Travel Reading to inspire trips or to help you when you get home on a Monday


May 25, 2016 by Terumi

Souvenirs from Japan

In the next few weeks you’ll hear about our recent trips to San Diego, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo on …
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World Burger Tour with Hard Rock Cafe


May 23, 2016 by Terumi

Hard Rock Cafe Shop Victoria Peak

It seems like every big city has a Hard Rock Cafe and Seattle is no different.  Ours is right near …
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A Fun Family trip to Imperial Beach thanks to Expedia


May 19, 2016 by Terumi

Imperial Beach with Kids room at Pier South Resort

I’ve said it many times before but I’m a total fan of booking through Expedia.  This site allows me to …
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Super cute Hello Kitty Cafe Truck rolling into Seattle


May 11, 2016 by Terumi

hello kitty Seattle at the EMP

If you are in Seattle May 14th and 15th and you LOVE Hello Kitty, you need to get yourself to …
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Cinco de Mayo, Qdoba and an easy way to bring home a feast


May 5, 2016 by Terumi

Qdoba taco in Seattle

Don’t you just love guacamole? I whisper in my kids’ ears as I tempt them to go out to dinner …
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Lego Dreaming at the Legoland Hotel California in San Diego


May 4, 2016 by Terumi

Kids arriving at Legoland hotel

I almost didn’t book the Legoland hotel.  I had planned a beach vacation for the family and Legoland wasn’t even …
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Mother’s Day Shopping on a Monday


May 2, 2016 by Terumi

Pro flowers Mother's Day flowers

Yes, life should be about presence not presents, but I do love a beautiful bouquet of flowers or a fun …
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Going beyond bagels at Seattle Bagel Bakery (Pike Place Market, Seattle)


April 29, 2016 by Terumi

Seattle Bagel Bakery in Pike Place Market

Seattle Bagel Bakery is situated nicely between the Daily Dozen Donuts and Saffron Spice in Pike Place Market and there …
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Sustainable Clothing from PrAna review and would you like to be my twin?


April 27, 2016 by Terumi

Alpental in spring

When I think of clothing that is good for the environment it doesn’t always conjure stylish images in my head. …
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Earth Day Every Day on a Monday


April 25, 2016 by Terumi


The nice thing about most people in life is that we talk about sports, the weather and nice places we …
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Sound View Cafe in Pike Place Market


April 23, 2016 by Terumi

April is Peony Tulip Time in Pike Place Market

I’ve been stalking the window seats at the Sound View Cafe ever since I started my 52 weeks of eating …
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Pondering the color of airplane sound and the meaning of indigo because of the Seattle Art Museum


April 21, 2016 by Terumi

Mood Indigo Textiles from Around the World

“Get ready for a crash landing” the boy ahead of me squeals.  His mom promptly hushes him, “We don’t crash …
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